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Simon Klarfeld, formerly a lecturer at Brandeis University with a course on Jewish concepts of freedom and liberty, is the executive director for Young Judaea, the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States.

ARTICLES BY: Simon Klarfeld / JNS.org

September 16, 2013 8:42 am

Jewish Education Can Make Us the ‘Choosing People’

JNS.org - I'll never forget the words of my Hebrew school teacher: "While we may have once been the Chosen People, now we are the...

July 4, 2013 9:37 am

July 4th: Land of ‘Herut,’ Home of the Brave

JNS.org - Today, July 4, Jewish families all over the United States will join the rest of the country and stare up in wonderment as...


Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...


‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...


Following Netanyahu’s Failure to Form a Government, What Comes Next?

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year,...

Middle East

For Syrian Kurds, a Leader’s Killing Deepens Sense of US Betrayal

Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria's future, drawing the attention of US officials who...


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